"The power and importance of building relationships with others is something that seems to be universally understood by people from all cultures. Our web of relations creates the foundation for our lives as social creatures, no matter what culture we come from.
However, the way that we establish and expand this web of relations can vary from culture to culture. And even within a particular culture, people may network differently depending on whether or not they are doing it for work (and what kind of work they do), or to cultivate relations with friends or within other kinds of communities. Networking is a nuanced game, and it can be challenging for an outsider to learn all the subtleties of networking within another culture."
I couldn't agree more with these words and that's why I was excited to discover this article recently. Being passionate about everything cross-cultural and also about networking, I thoroughly enjoyed these explorations of both why and how people from different cultures develop relationships through networking.
I believe you too will enjoy reading this article by Michael Landers.